President Yoweri Museveni, who is also NRM National Chairperson, today began a two-day by-election campaign canvasing votes for the NRM flag bearer for Hoima District Woman Member of Parliament Businge Harriet Mugenyi Akiiki and called upon the electorate to vote for the NRM candidate to reciprocate government’s socio-economic and political achievements made in the area.
President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) today chaired a meeting of the Defence Forces Council, the Supreme decision making-body of the UPDF.
The meeting that took place today at State House, Entebbe deliberated on the current security situation in the country and expressed its satisfaction with the prevailing peace.
KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni has warned political leaders who want to instill fear and cause instability by claiming that the recent wave of murders is as a result of government weakness, calling them betrayers of freedom fighters and peace loving people.
President Yoweri Museveni has called on the youths in particular and the country at large to engage in commercial agro-production and value addition as a means of eradicating household poverty.
“Food production only for the stomach is not good. You must have income for yourselves. In all that you do, you must work with good calculations. I want to support the youth groups of Karamoja by donating to them flour mills and enable the production of animal feeds. This will assure us of value addition,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni has thanked the Government of the United States of America for the continued role and support in combating viral diseases like Ebola in Uganda and the region as a whole.
The President was speaking during meeting with the visiting American Secretary of Health and Human Service, Mr. Alex Azar and his delegation, which called on him today at State House, Entebbe.
President Yoweri Museveni and the First lady Hon. Janet Museveni have left from Dar es Salaam for Entebbe after a two-day working visit.
Two officials of the Middle East Consultants have been charged for human trafficking offences at the Entebbe Court in Wakiso District.
Godfrey Kyalimpa, aged 48 years and Benon Kunywana, 36 years old, were charged before Magistrate Fiona Birungi under 4 counts of trafficking 50 Ugandans and uttering a forged document.
The Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit in State House, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, has urged teachers to join the fight against corruption and highlighted the various measures that the Government has taken to eliminate the vice.
“Corruption is defined as evil or a sin. A corrupt person is broken because morals and character do not tally with the expectations of society. The practice is an evil in the whole world. Teachers must lead exemplary lives and be corruption free people,” she said.
President Yoweri Museveni is in Dar-es-Salaam, the Tanzanian Capital, on a 2-day working visit.
The President and his wife, Mrs. Janet Museveni arrived in the country last evening from Cape Town, South Africa where they had been attending the World Economic Forum Conference.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Ashinaga Movement Founder and one of the leading philanthropist in Japan, Yoshiomi Tamai for his charitable work in Japan and the world and for realizing the dreams of hundreds of orphans through education.